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Traditional Buddhism does not have a monopoly on truth. Nor does the Buddhist tradition contain all the practices necessary for realisation or psychological healing. The Buddha discovered universal truths about the ’empty’, or impersonal, nature of mind, so it should not be a surprise to us when numerous others, outside of the Buddhist tradition, stumble across the exact same reality. Indeed each of these fresh discoveries of the same wisdom can be celebrated. For those who love the Buddha’s teachings and practices, these new discoveries are sources of confirmation, and sources of clarification by which we can better understand what the Buddha was saying.
In my writing on the website I have been drawing in this way on the teachings and practices of Carl Jung and Marshall Rosenberg. I find that each of these men who brilliantly highlight and amplify particular aspects of the Buddha’s teachings. There is a third thinker that I have drawn on continuously – the philosopher Eugene Gendlin. Though comparatively little known in his lifetime Eugene Gendlin () will be looked back on as a giant contributor in the history of psychology and the theory of psychotherapy practice. I hope he will also on day be recognised, as the great spiritual teacher that he was – and as a key rediscover of the impersonal nature of mind.
The Dharmdhātu Wisdom and Gendlin’s Clear Space